Our bodies need good 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep (better known as beauty sleep) to feel refreshed and replenished in the morning. However, with the ongoing pandemic, it's almost bizarre how little most of us are sleeping these days. We've all been there when we've had one too many Netflix binge-watching sessions or FaceTimed boo for way too long and got barely any sleep. Sometimes, these messed up sleep cycles are our fault and sometimes it's just our mind being too pre-occupied with...stuff.
While not getting a good night's sleep can affect your health detrimentally, did you know that it can affect your skin too? This is because sleep is like a fountain of youth for your skin. Your skin produces collagen while you sleep and prevents it from sagging, one of the signs of ageing. It also boosts your blood flow giving you a healthy glow naturally. And, of course, puffy eyes become a thing of the past if you manage to shut your eyes and really rest.
Now that you know all the beauty benefit of sleeping, read on for how to get there!
Good vibes and a luxurious eye mask will help calm your mind and give you the feeling of being relaxed, lulling you into a deep slumber. And to complement these sleep-guarantors, here are six products that will help you snooze like a baby.
Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair will hydrate your skin like nothing else. The key ingredient in it, which is hyaluronic acid, holds 1,000 times more moisture than water. It will work through the night and reduce premature signs of ageing. You'll wake up with smoother, even-toned skin that feels super fresh and radiant.
Green tea relaxes and soothes and is known to improve the quantity and quality of sleep. The smell and flavour of the jasmine green tea is especially known to relieve stress and tension. However, because it contains some amount of caffeine in it, you should not consume it right before bed but in the evening to reap its benefits later.
A sheet mask, brightening while at it, is a win-win idea. It's a sure-shot way for your skin to soak up some good before you get your eight hours of sleep. This Glow Iridescent Brightening Sheet Mask by MyGlamm promises intense hydration and moisture. All it'll take is 20 minutes of your time before you switch off the lights. Soft and supple skin, here we come!
When you're trying to fall asleep, failing to do so naturally, a fragrance can certainly help you get there. In fact, many people swear by pillow sprays to help them drift off to dreamland. This one by Bath & Body Works has fresh juniper and coriander scent, so spray it on your bed linens for a night of sound beauty sleep. The lingering smell will be so rewarding, you'll see.
True that silk pillowcases have many skin and hair benefits, but they also do wonders for your sleep quality. The luxurious fabric doesn't tug as much as cotton does, giving you unadulterated sleep. It is also less absorbent than cotton so it won't soak up your expensive night-care products and let you reap the benefits for real. Not to mention the silky texture feels like you're at a spa, so what's not to love?
A diffuser is incredible to slowly spread the natural scents throughout your room. Call it aromatherapy, the essential oil of your liking is blended and soaked up so that it evaporates slowly into the air, scenting your room for several hours. So, while you sleep, your senses are calmed by the soothing scent.
Ready to call it a day and snooze off? We know we are!
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